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    Question Cord management: how do you keep things from tangling?

    Howdy all! I would appreciate feedback on how you keep all of your lines from getting tangled. What do you do to help keep guy lines and excess ridge line from turning into large knotted piles of uselessness and frustration?

    Thanks!
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    I use small hair elastics made for ponytails... (Helps to have daughters.)

    Tiny, weigh nothing, multi colors and cheap. Tho some are stronger than others. I can't remember the better of the brands but spotting the better ones is pretty clear.

    They're very small, snug fitting on say a pinky finger. Double over once and you're more than set.

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    I think it's more of what cord you use, not how you store it. I use Z-packs 1.25mm Z-line spectra cord. All I do is leave the lines attatched to the tarp, and shove it all in the stuff sack. Never have problems with tangles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fallkniven View Post
    I think it's more of what cord you use, not how you store it. I use Z-packs 1.25mm Z-line spectra cord. All I do is leave the lines attatched to the tarp, and shove it all in the stuff sack. Never have problems with tangles.
    + 1. Never figure eight or coil, never had a problem.
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    I do it the old fashion way. I curse at it alot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stalker42 View Post
    I do it the old fashion way. I curse at it alot.
    This sounds like me and I use Lash-it. i cannot seem to keep the extra cord out of the way for anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stalker42 View Post
    I do it the old fashion way. I curse at it alot.

    That's my preferred method too stalker42!
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    Quote Originally Posted by fallkniven View Post
    I think it's more of what cord you use, not how you store it. I use Z-packs 1.25mm Z-line spectra cord. All I do is leave the lines attatched to the tarp, and shove it all in the stuff sack. Never have problems with tangles.
    This is what I use too, and I have not had tangle issues either. It is stiffer than a lot of line and does not hold knots well, which makes it nice for guy lines: knots come out easy too if you do use knots, and it is super light and super strong.

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    For shortlengths of line like guylines I just figure eight them around my hand and stuff into the pockets on my HH hex tarp. Longer lines like my bear bag line and tue assorted pieces I carry I use a chain sinnet type braid. Make a loop at the end and start pulling the rope thru making a new loop pull thru and repeat.
    Doesnt tangle and simply unravels by pulling the loose end.

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    I used to have Rats Nests all the time until I bought a tarp with small pockets to stow the guy lines. I also figure eight them prior to stowing them. It does take a little more time when breaking down the tarp but I have not had one tangled line since doing it that way.

    If you don't have the pockets you can still just figure eight them but I find it's not quite as secure that way. That's what I do with my ridge lines because there are no pockets for them. My tarp with pockets is a Big Daddy by Wilderness Logics. Love the pockets!

    BTW...the figure eight is the real trick to not having tangles. I usually figure eight my lines using my pinky finger and thumb. With the last eight inches or so I take about three wraps around the bundle....pass the tail under one of the wraps and cinch it up. It'll usually stay secure in my stuff sack even if I don't have pockets.

    Miguel

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